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can you please speak to the actual, specific, singular impact of plastic straws, as in: truthfully, how prominently does this sole form of plastic pollution figure among the myriad plastic (and other) pollution in our oceans?

i’ve done beach cleanups and the single biggest offender is always cigarette butts — which contain plastic, as so few smokers seem to know or care.

add to that the fact that, reportedly, the majority of plastics in our oceans is comprised of disused fishing nets/equipment and i’m left ever so skeptical of the “anti-straw” movement... it’d be immensely helpful if you, at ground zero for the video that sparked it, would speak truthfully about how large, or not so large, a role plastic straws play in the total of plastic pollution in our oceans.

thanks in advance.